Had to look that one up.
The terms empathogen and entactogen are used to designate a class of psychoactive drugs that produce experiences of emotional communion, oneness, relatedness, emotional openness—that is, empathy or sympathy—as particularly observed and reported for experiences with MDMA (ecstasy).
Hug reform, nice.
Exactly. It was in these pages a couple of years back that Emma Hart urged the Labour Party to get this right:
I would love it if at least one of the candidates you chose, for Central or East, actually was one of us: the exhausted scary fucked-off mothers of Christchurch.
I don't know if it's because the detail's
or whether it's because the National Government has such a voracious appetite for screwing things up, that the opposition can't keep up.
Elsewhere, the only articulate response to the TPPA is coming from outside Parliament.
Thank God. I wondered if it was something like that. Thanks tons Suzy for this thoroughly reasoned piece.
Maybe if the NZ Govt had been keeping up to date with its refugee obligations (or even - imagine - extending them), then Mr Teitiota might not have had the rising tide on which to float his campaign.
I like Hemingway: There are only two sports worth talking about. Boxing and mountain climbing.
Reading through this discourse puts me in mind of the public broadcasting license. I think Bolger put an end to it in 1999, in his last political act before electoral feat later the same year.
A license, for which a fee was collected by NZOA and then distributed around national broadcasters for targeted genres. Imagine that.
Funny thing was NZOA chose not to fund news or current affairs, precisely because those genres attracted sufficient ad revenue to pay their own way.
How long will that last? I guess we're now well on the way to filing news under "special interest."
lots of film reviewers haven’t ever meet a climber.
From what you am saying Rob, it seems only mountaineers (or perhaps New Zealanders) will enjoy it. But just because a thing happened doesn't mean its interesting.
Here's a link illustrating this point by means of the complete destruction of Nicholas Cage. Satisfying.
I don't really do much sport stuff. But from what I can see, professionalism has completely fucked it up pretty much everywhere. cricket match-tossers; FIFA thieves; America's Cup litigators; and substance abusers everywhere ... you don't have to look far.
Far as I can tell, Rugby is relatively clean next to that lot. But I also hear you RB (along with many others) that high school politics suffer all sorts of distortions in the name of the 1st XV.
I used to live next door to a suburban league club, and spent some time on the sidelines hanging out with the grannies. Now, that was entertainment!
And here was me thinking I'd finally found a well informed discussion about MS Messenger! Ah well.
It wasn’t a facsimile!
Oh, yes. You're right, it's completely foul. Confess I didn't pay it much attention.
as many professional design teams – each working with one of the shortlisted emblems in order to produce a short-short list
You mean an actual design process? That's crazy talk. The kind of thing they do in places which take pride in design and innovation. Never catch on, that.